Blood culture diagnostic stewardship

“Multidisciplinary diagnostic stewardship interventions can reduce blood culture and antibiotic use in the PICU. Future work will determine optimal strategies for wider-scale dissemination of diagnostic stewardship in this setting while monitoring patient safety and balancing measures” Woods-Hill et al (2022).

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IV fluid choice and mortality – Full Text

“If tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths could be prevented every year at minimal added cost by simply using whichever of the two fluids results in even slightly better outcomes, what could be the argument against using the slightly better fluid?” Semler (2022).

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Peripheral IV insertion competence

“The objective of this study was to implement an evidence-based practice project to improve peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) insertion confidence and competence and to improve first-attempt success” Jacobs (2022).

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New peripheral IV catheter design

“We aimed to design a new PIVC that reduces the early failure rate of in-dwelling PIVCs and we conducted preliminary tests to assess its efficacy and safety in a porcine model of intravenous access” Doyle et al (2022).

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AI and smart venipuncture – Full Text

“The difficulties faced in locating veins for intravenous procedures can be diminished using computer vision for vein imaging. To facilitate this, a high-resolution dataset consisting of arm images was curated and has been presented in this study” Kuthiala et al (2022).

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Standardisation of equine blood cultures – Full Text

“To standardise and optimise blood culture techniques in horses and foals, future research in this area should be aimed at determining the optimal volume of blood that should be collected for culture, and the ideal site, timing, and frequency of sample collection” Giancola and Hart (2022).

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Intraprocedural CVC tip location in children

“The combined use of US and IC-ECG (both maneuvers being accurate, inexpensive, cost-effective, non-invasive, and equally fast to perform) should be recommended for tip location in pediatric patients, and it will avoid completely the use of fluoroscopy or of post-procedural x-ray” Pittiruti et al (2022).

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Compounding chemotherapeutic drugs – Full Text

“Substantial inconsistencies between workflow stations were observed-highlighting the lack of standardization across chemotherapeutics, volume of medication waste during preparation, and the need to establish improved quality controls to safeguard patient and health care provider safety” Lombardo et al (2022).

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